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Security South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Tajikistan on track to be the next Afghanistan

Tajikistan, the world’s leading exporter of suicide bombers to ISIS has the potential to become the next terrorist hotspot as a host of factors converge to put the small Central Asian nation at serious risk.

Asia Pacific Politics

After Karimov: Will Uzbekistan undergo a revolution?

The premature death of President Islam Karimov has created a potentially dangerous power vacuum in Uzbekistan.

Asia Pacific Security

Special Report: Who are the Uyghurs and why do they scare China?

Beijing has turned the Uyghurs into the boogeyman of Central Asia, and the focus of its Central Asian security framework, creating the SCO in the process. A special report by GRI Senior Analyst Jeremy Luedi.

Politics South and Central Asia

The death of Islam Karimov is the end of an era, but not the system

In a GRI Guest Post, Pierre-Olivier and Matthew Holland explore the key impacts of the recent death of Uzbekistan’s long-time regime leader.

Security South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: If Islam Karimov is dead, China’s LNG imports are threatened

The death of Islam Karimov could throw Uzbekistan into a succession crisis, undermining stability, emboldening terrorists, and threatening the New Silk Road.

Economics South and Central Asia

The OBOR initiative unveils Beijing’s ambitions in Central Asia

Since the launch of the China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) Initiative, China has focused its efforts in the expansion of its presence in Central Asia.

Security South and Central Asia

Shifts in global terror pose threats to Caspian energy investment

With the emergence of new global terror trends, the potential for terror-based disruptions to the oil industry in Central Asia and the Caucuses is causing concern.

Economics South and Central Asia

Why is Central Asia dumping Russia for China?

Central Asia has long been stuck between a rock and hard place in terms of its geopolitical environment. A faltering Russia is leaving China the only game in town, and Central Asia is hitching its wagon to Beijing.

Power Brokers South and Central Asia

Nursultan Nazarbayev: bettering business in a rough economy

A GRI Power Brokers feature on President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan shows great promise in its positive economic impact, in large part due to the leadership and strategy of

Politics South and Central Asia

Modi’s subtle message to China

While Modi has reached out to China publicly in an attempt to foster a bilateral rapprochement, the Prime Minister’s recent visits suggest the undertaking of an aggressive political-economic stance on